http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_centos_4.4_p4 This is the 4th time I have tried to go through this setup and every time I get hung at the bottom of the 4th page. These are the two lines I cannot get past... -------- mysqladmin -u root password yourrootsqlpassword mysqladmin -h server1.example.com -u root password yourrootsqlpassword ------- The first line executes without a problem. So the root password is set. But line 2 fails every single time I get to it. The error I get is: mysqladmin: connect to server at 'www.mydomain.com' failed error: 'Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)' There have been no other errors of any kind up until this point. The first time I went through the setup I couldn't get past here and finally just ignored the error and went on. Needless to say that came back to bite me before the install was complete. So I started again. The second time I could'nt get past it either. This was several weeks ago and I had just given up until I had some spare time tonight. Tonight I've tried it twice (with around 4 hours invested) - and twice I got the same thing. Does anyone know what the problem is and has anyone else gotten through this part and if so - how?? For the record - I LOVE the tutorial, very easy to follow with clear instructions - thank you! I just would love to acutally get to use it.